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The Wire Beings Beta Arduino Robot

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The Wire Beings Beta Arduino Robot by MatthewHallberg Jan 8, 2016

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGNLyMG9hEk

This is an expandable robot chassis. You can find the basic bluetooth build instructions here:

http://wirebeings.com/

Building it is quick but it takes approximately 35 hours to print in its entirety. All the .stl files are here, separated for 3d printing, but the entire design is here under robotLatest.123dx for 123d Design. If your just doing the basic bluetooth build that I have made instructions for, you don't need to print the neckOneServo.stl piece or the neckBothServos.stl piece. Those are just in case you want to add motion to the head. neckOneServo.stl is up and down, and neckBothServos.stl is up down, and left to right (not demoed in the video because it doesn't work that well).
If you have any questions I would be glad to help, I am sure there are some things I missed.

Print Settings

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Infill:

10%


Notes:

Everything prints pretty nicely, if I remember correctly you only need supports when printing the middle pieces. I would definitely use a raft on both face pieces. I did not use a raft when doing mine because I was too impatient and I got a lot of warping and poor adhesion.

How I Designed This

This was designed in 123d design because I thought it would be easier for younger people to change designs of the face or whatever else they wanted to edit.

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Hi all,

I am a beginner and going to make one robot.
Now, I am going to do the 3D printing.
Anyone can give me some advises? Thanks.

Regards,
Sing

Have to agree with the comments before.
Many part of the model look like they were boxes glued together, with small edges sticking out. Not sure if that is intended, but that makes it really hard to print them nicely.

Same problem as donroos - there seems to be quite a few files that have been mixed up or not there. At least 4 or 5 pieces have the wrong files? Bottom of the head, left leg, right leg, neck, middle.

Sadly I discovered this after about 24 hours of printing everything that is there, so hopefully it's an easy fix??

Hi Matthew - I'd like to make this but your "middleRIGHTGOOD" file doesn't seem to be correct. I haven't gone through all the files yet - possibly it's just mis-named, but could you please look them over and fix the problem or explain? Thanks for your help - Great idea!

I finally make it work !!!

I need help with the wiring . Can you post more photo of the wiring ? Can not get the wheel to work .Thanks

Mar 26, 2016 - Modified Mar 27, 2016

I try to print The Legs part and fail with Xyz Da Vinci Pro .Can you post the file that you use KDStorm. Or any idea or clue to get print that part ?

I just get my 3d printer for a month so I have lot to learn.I print my part in ABS and I have found what was my error when printing the legs part.You have to put support in the option when printing these part.I happy I can continue my building. All good now.

Should i have this printed in ABS or PLA? And what resolution is preferrable? Is 300 microns ok?

Disregard previous cry for help. I imported into Rhinoceros and ran through mesh wizard and the saved file loaded just fine.
Now to see if any of the pieces exceed my print footprint...:^(

Would love to make this but some of the files come across pretty messed up. The legs, for instance, import into my Afinia program a real mess. Any ideas?
Great work, by the way. Looking forward to working with my kids on this one.

Hey MatthewHallberg!
I am a student and I am really interested in making this robot.
But there is a problem, I do not have access to a 3D printer. Can I make the parts manually? If so, what exactly are their measurements and what material should I be using?

Hey MatthewHallberg!
I am a student and I am really interested in making this robot.
But there is a problem, I do not have access to a 3D printer. Can I make the parts manually? If so, what exactly are their measurements and what material should I be using?

Hi.. Just download the files and use a 3d modelling software to get all your measurements (you could use Sketchup with a plugin for importing .STL files). Although I think making these parts manually could prove to be a challenge.

Wow, this is amazing. Excellent work and thank you so much for sharing.
I really hope I can make this one. Cheers

Thanks so much, if you have any trouble shoot me a message.

This is really Awesome this old guy is gonna give it a try lol
Thank-you for sharing

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